Punjab’s Harvinder Singh became the first Indian para archer to win a gold medal in men’s individual open recurve W2/St event at the ongoing Asian Para Games in Jakarta. This is 7th gold medal for India in the games.
Harvinder Singh dedicated his yellow metal to his mother who passed away one month before the start of the tournament.
Congratulations to Mr. HARVINDER SINGH – Won Gold Medal in Archery – Men's Individual Recurve Open – W2/ST at #AsianParaGames2018 Jakarta, Indonesia @Rao_InderjitS @Media_SAI @ParaShoot_India @Ra_THORe @TCGEHLOT pic.twitter.com/wNQ1fFg0aZ
— Paralympic India (@ParalympicIndia) October 10, 2018
“I want to dedicate this gold medal to my mother. She pass away just 1 month ago,” Harvinder Singh said while talking to a news channel.
On being asked about his idol in this sport, Harvinder replied: “Atanu Das is my role model and I want to follow his footsteps to achieve more success in this game in future.”
Cricketer Harbhajan Singh took to his Twitter handle to congratulate Harvinder Singh. He posted a picture of Harvinder holding Indian flag and captioned it as: “India’s first ever gold in #ParaArchery at the #AsianParaGames!! #HarvinderSingh wins gold medal in men’s individual open recurve W2/ST at the @asianpg2018.”
India’s first ever gold in #ParaArchery at the #AsianParaGames!!#HarvinderSingh wins gold medal in men’s individual open recurve W2/ST at the @asianpg2018.
@ParalympicIndia @india_archery #AsianParaGames2018 pic.twitter.com/8Ph6SlP6oV
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 10, 2018
Harvinder Singh is currently pursuing PhD from Punjabi University in Patiala.